Rochester, NY – At the crossroads of blues and American roots music, you’ll find guitarist and singer/songwriter Brooks Williams. Born in Statesboro, Georgia, and now living in the UK, Williams developed his signature sound in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston: laid-back vocals floating over Resonator riffs, Piedmont picking, and cigar box slide. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Williams has performed on stages worldwide for more than 25 years, amassing an impressive catalogue of songs, recordings, and tales, with more than 20 CDs to his name. Brooks Williams brings his music to Rochester on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.
Along with his guitar playing, Williams is also a great singer. In 2013, he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings. Over the years he’s played alongside artists like Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Chris Smither, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke.
“A classy mix of blues, raggy Americana, and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung.” -fRoots
$20 ($22 at door);
$15 Golden Link members ($17 at door);
$10 students; free for children 12 and under.
Tickets are available in advance at www.goldenlink.org. Tickets are also on sale at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.